If you need to contact Miss Kidger, you can now use our class email account: email@example.com
Sharks is our year 1 class. Miss Kidger is the class teacher, supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Hanif and Mrs Heywood.
The morning session starts at 8.50am until 12.00pm and the afternoon session starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 3.15pm.
In a morning, the children are taught the core subjects of English and Mathematics. During these sessions, the children can work either as a whole class, in small groups, or 1-1 with an adult.
During the afternoon session, the children undertake topic related work which covers subjects such as history, geography, science, PE, music and art. These topics change either on a termly basis.
PE sessions take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. All children need to bring a PE kit including pumps or trainers on these days.
At Hillside we love reading. We believe it is essential to our children's learning as it helps them to develop language skills and increases their knowledge of the world around them. Children will change their home reading books in the morning at 8.50 and complete their reading diary at home. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading diary on a regular basis so that it can be monitored by the class teacher.
Homework is given out on Fridays and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. If it is returned late, it might not be marked. Homework includes a list of spellings to be learnt and either an English or Mathematics activity.
The children in Sharks class have regular educational visits which may vary according to the topic being studied. All KS1 children go to pantomime each year and have a summer trip at the end of the year.
Long Term Topic Plan
Please visit the Phonics area of this website to see some videos showing you how to say the sounds and how to form their letters correctly. You will also find useful information about different phases of phonics.